Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 16


Associated Press
New WSU medical school welcomes first class
Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Hanford reservation
WWU student dies after fall along Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon
US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Fired Sumas farmworkers face uncertain future for themselves and their families
It took Ecology a couple of hours to clean up this spill into the Swinomish Channel
Report of sexually explicit ‘locker room talk’ leads to firing at state fish hatchery

The Daily News
Commissioners kill needle exchange program
McCleary deal could hurt teacher recruitment
State trade council votes to support Millennium
Opinion: Permanent shelter, not parking amnesty, for Seattle’s homeless

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Learn about EvCC’s new avionics program
Rampell: Sadly, some millennials keeping racism alive

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Highway 3 widening in Belfair now complete
Trump’s assertion left-wing protesters just as violent as white supremacists in Charlottesville sets of firestorm

News Tribune (subscription required)
Report of sexually explicit ‘locker room talk’ leads to firings at state fish hatchery (Blake)

New York Times
Trump blames ‘both sides’ in Virginia
Trump gives white supremacists an unequivocal boost
Premiums to soar if Trump cuts insurer subsidy, C.B.O says
Trump signs order rolling back environmental rules on infrastructure
After Charlottesville violence, colleges brace for more clashes

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia vigil condemns Charlottesville violence

Puget Sound Business Journal
UW gets piece of USGS funding for ShakeAlert early earthquake warning system
When male unemployment rates rise, so do sexual harassment claims

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle’s own monument to the Confederacy was erected on Capitol Hill in 1926 — and it’s still there
Taller buildings weighed for Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood
King County Metro transit workers approve inflation raises, guaranteed breaks
School stats: Here are the top 10 languages spoken by students learning English in Washington
Officials warn of solar eclipse Armageddon: Wildfires, unprecedented traffic, GPS miscues
Westneat: The best way to fight neo-Nazis is to … laugh?
Editorial: Keep up the anti-hate protests, peacefully
Opinion: There’s no common ground with white supremacists

Skagit Valley Herald
Sedro Woolley School District mulls bond proposal

USA Today
Fact check: Trump’s press conference, in context
Trump spoke of the ‘alt-left.’ Is that a thing?
Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii; 5 missing

Washington Post
Trump has a troubling tendency to blame ‘both sides’
Hope Hicks takes interim White House communications role amid search for Scaramucci replacement
White identity politics isn’t just about white supremacy. It’s much bigger.
Fentanyl linked to thousands of urban overdose deaths

Yakima Herald
Central Washington programs help at-risk young adults help themselves
School stats: Here are the top 10 languages spoken by students learning English in Washington
Editorial: After violence in Charlottesville, truths from past still hold today


Contract negotiations underway in many Washington state school districts
Energy secretary: Hanford budget will be enough to ‘get the job done”
Two inmates escape from Washington wildfire crew

After Charlottesville, Boeing CEO stays put while others quite Trump council

NW Public Radio
After Charlottesville, Boeing CEO stays put while others quit Trump council
Another ‘Sexualized Culture’ Investigation At Fish And Wildlife Leads To Firings
Energy Secretary: Hanford Budget Will Be Enough To ‘Get The Job Done’
WWII Vet Returns Flag Taken From Fallen Japanese Soldier In 1944